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Ancient town Thilā with water reservoir - Yemen
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Thula is a historical town located 45 kilometers to the northwest of Sana'a. The city is famous for its archeology and Al-Ghurab Mountain which is 2350 meters above sea level. In a precaution against invasion, the city was surrounded by a wall extending for two thousand meters. Entry to the city in through seven gates: Bab Al-Mishraq, Bab Al-Salam, Bab Al-Hadi, Bab Al-Faradhah, Bab Al-Mahamid, Bab Al-Meniah and Bab Al-Hisn. There are four barracks separating every gate from the other. The city contains over 25 mosques. http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/1719/

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